Latest Puget Sound Stories
WASHINGTON _ For centuries, the cedar canoes of the Coast Salish Indians have plied the inland waters of Washington state and British Columbia, carrying trading goods, raiding parties and families headed to summer potlatch celebrations.
By Keith Ervin, Seattle Times Jul. 8--In a case that could determine how far local governments can go in limiting forest-clearing across entire watersheds, a state appeals court ruled Monday that a King County law went too far.
SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today issued the last permits needed to reconstruct a dock for loading barges with sand and gravel for transport from an existing mine on Maury Island.
By Warren Cornwall, Seattle Times Jun. 30--People drawn to the beauty of Hood Canal are helping suffocate the very waters that brought them here.
By Susan Gordon, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jun. 27--thenewstribune.com Posted online at 3:41 p.m. Thursday Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are proposing to create a federal office and coordinate stepped-up efforts to alleviate Puget Sound's pollution problems.
By Lynda V. Mapes, Seattle Times Jun.
By Mark Yuasa, Seattle Times Nov. 15--This is the height of the chum salmon fishing season, and more than 1.4 million fish are expected to flow into Puget Sound and Hood Canal.
A water-loving rodent native to South America that has destroyed thousands of acres of wetlands in the southeast has been spotted near Lake Washington.
To like the weather over the past month and a half, some might say, you'd have to be a toad. Not true. You could also be a frog, salamander or other amphibian, judging by the way the critters have been breeding, wildlife experts say.
Mud and sand at the bottom of Puget Sound is increasingly tainted by pollution from vehicle exhaust, not heavy industry, a state Department of Ecology study says.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.